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CIPS Research Fellowship Program

Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS) invites qualified researchers to join our Visiting Research Fellowship Program. The program offers opportunities for both Indonesians and non-Indonesian nationals who are completing their Indonesia-related PhD and post-graduate theses abroad, to conduct field research in Indonesia over a 3-6 month period. CIPS also opens the opportunity for post-doctoral or non-degree fellowships.

Application Deadline: None - Accepts applications year-round.


CKS Senior Fellowship Program

The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) provides in-country research fellowships for U.S.,Cambodian, and scholars (or EU citizens holding a French degree) and doctoral students on a yearly basis.CKS senior research Fellows are given direct funding for their research, access to CKS in-country resources, and provided with logistical support and contacts while in-country.

Application Deadline: The deadline has passed for this year.


Planning Grants for Collaborative Indian Ocean Research

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC)'s Transregional Collaboratory on the Indian Ocean invites proposals for 12-month planning grants to develop collaborative research projects that deepen understanding of the effects of political, economic, and social processes in contexts of profound climate and environmental change in and across Indian Ocean countries. This funding is open to individual applicants, to small teams at the early stages of formation, and to established research teams intending to embark on new areas of inquiry. Planning grants may be used for the purposes of preliminary field research, networking, workshops, or other activities beneficial to the further development of collaborative research.

Application Deadline: May 8th, 2020, 5pm EST.


CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship

The Multi-Country Research Fellowship supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates, and postdoctoral scholars. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the U.S., at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center.

Application Deadline: The deadline has passed for this year.


CAORC NEH Senior Research Fellowship

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Senior Research Fellowship supports advanced research in the humanities. Fellowship awards are for four to six consecutive months (i.e. you can hold the fellowship for four, five, or six consecutive months). Selected fellows are awarded $5,000 per month of the award. Applicants must propose four consecutive months of research in an American overseas research center in one of the following countries: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Cyprus, Georgia, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Senegal, Sri Lanka or Tunisia.

Application Deadline: The deadline has passed for this year.


Institute of International Education

Institute of International Education has numerous programs and scholarships designed to help students and professionals focusing on the Asia-Pacific region to develop as leaders in their chosen field.  They have a regional office in Bangkok, Thailand.

Application Deadline: Various.


US-INDO Summer Language Study

US-INDO runs an intensive ten-week language and general studies program held at Gadjah Mada University for U.S. students selected in a competitive application process.

US-INDO 2020 will run from June 5 to August 12.

Application Deadline: The deadline has passed for this year.


Boren Fellowships

The Boren Fellowships are designed to give graduate students maximum flexibility to pursue their academic goals alongside their study of the target language. Boren Fellowship applicants may be matriculated in or applying to a graduated degree program located within the United States and accredited by a body recognized by the US Department of Education. Fellows must have a serious language component in their overseas study proposals. This is the only required element, so proposals to enroll in a traditional language program will be sufficient. Graduate students are encouraged to simultaneously pursue research relevant to their degrees, additional academic coursework, and/or internships. If these activities are conducted in the target language, they may be considered part of the language component of the proposal. 

Application deadlineThe deadline has passed for this year.


Blakemore Freeman Fellowships

Since 1990, the Blakemore Foundation, with the support of The Freeman Foundation, has awarded over $18 million in grants to graduating seniors, college graduates, graduate students, and working professionals for an academic year abroad in full-time intensive Asian language study. The fellowships cover tuition and a stipend for related educational expenses, basic living costs and transportation. Superior candidates pursuing careers in fields such as academia, international business, accounting, law, medicine, STEM, journalism, architecture, teaching, social or NGO work, and government service are encouraged to apply.

Available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Application deadlineThe deadline has passed for this year.


Luce Scholars

The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program. It was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year, and welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia. The program, open to both U.S. citizens and permanent residents, is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia. Those who already have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are not eligible for the Luce Scholars Program. "The Luce Scholar Year" involves a commitment of about thirteen months, from mid-June until late July of the following year.

Applicants must be under 30 to apply.

Application deadline: The deadline has passed for this year.


National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Senior Research Fellowship Program

The NEH Senior Research Fellowship supports advanced research in the humanities. Fellowship awards are for four to six consecutive months. Selected fellows are awarded $5000 per month of the award. The program supports advanced research in the humanities for US postdoctoral scholars, and foreign national postdoctoral scholars who have been residents in the U.S. for three or more years. Scholars must carry out research in a country which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Eligible countries are: Algeria, Armenia, Cambodia, Cyprus, Georgia, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Senegal, Sri Lanka or Tunisia.

Application deadline: The deadline has passed for this year.


Multi-Country Research Fellowship

The CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their PhD. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams. 

Application deadline: The deadline has passed for this year.


Asian Cultural Council Program

The Asian Cultural Council makes grants to support international travel and cultural exchange between Asia and the U.S., and among the countries of Asia. The large majority of grants are awarded directly to individual artists, scholars, and arts specialists. Organizations that will facilitate a cultural exchange opportunity for artists, scholars, or arts specialists may also apply on behalf of the individual project participants. ACC grant funds may be used for costs associated with travel and research ONLY. Research is broadly defined as any activities in pursuit of creative or scholarly inquiry and may take many different forms. The funding period begins on June 1st of the year after the submission deadline. Grant-funded travel must begin within 12 months of that date. 

Application deadline: The deadline has passed for this year.